According to Singapore Customs, their office is collaborating with Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to conduct raids. They checked two 20-foot containers that arrived at the Tanjong Pagar Scanning Station on May 31. These were later shifted to an open-air storage yard at Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.
Singapore Customs has reportedly seized more than 17,600 cartons of contraband cigarettes of worth S$1.8 million in May. On 19 May, immigration officers scanned a 20-foot container at Tanjong Pagar Scanning Station as part of a routine check. The container was said to be carrying floor but instead it was smuggling cartons of duty unpaid cigarettes. Four men tried to forcefully unload the cigarettes from the container the following day and were detained.